Iridium 33 Flare Observed!

From: Marcus Clark (
Date: Sun Mar 22 2009 - 21:13:46 UTC

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    Hi!I have just observed a single naked-eye flare of Iridium 33 at somewhere between 20:49:30 UTC and 20:50:30 UTC, az. NW, alt. 20 degrees.
     The flare was at least mag 0 and was extremely brief, certainly less than one second. This corresponds with the prediction from my location for a flare at 20:50:27 UTC.
     I did not observe the preceding flare predicted for 20:46:43 UTC although due to the brevity of these flares I cannot say whether it actually did not occur or whether it occurred but I missed it.
     I have further flare predictions for tomorrow and will observe again, weather permitting.
     All best wishes,
                   Marcus Clark
                   Torquay UK
                   50.5 N, 3.5 W
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